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Studying How Energy Metabolism Contributes to Laminitis

Laminitis is a common disease of horses, but little is known about why they develop it. In addition, relatively little is known about the normal physiology of the unique lamellar tissue of the equine foot. Using two cutting-edge techniques, researchers will characterize normal energy metabolism in the lamellar tissue of the equine foot. The goal is to develop a better understanding of how failure of energy metabolism might contribute to laminitis.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrew W. van Eps, University of Queensland, Australia

Sponsors: AAEP Foundation

Study ID: D13EQ-802